Sources in Herat province report that the presence of girls in some educational centres has been prohibited due to the failure to comply with the directives of the local government of this province.
According to sources, officials from the Ministry of Education, the Department of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, and Taliban intelligence forces reportedly raided some schools that were teaching girls foreign languages on Tuesday and sealed the gates of these educational centres.
The director of one of the schools in the city of Herat, speaking with Khaama Press anonymously, stated that the authorities of the Taliban administration have blocked the gates of approximately ten schools. He further added, “Girls cannot attend courses, and schools that were teaching girls have had their gates sealed.”
Another school administrator in Herat emphasized that the presence of girls has been prohibited due to male teachers instructing them.
However, Nisar Ahmad Elias, the spokesman for the Herat governor, claims to be unaware of the closure of school gates and adds that he needs more information.
It should be noted that girls who have survived the closure of schools and universities continue their foreign language studies in some of the country’s educational institutions.
This comes as more than 600 days have passed since the closure of schools for girls above the sixth grade in Afghanistan. However, the Taliban administration has taken no action to reopen educational and academic institutions for girls.